Failing to Plan?


Only 17% of retirement plan sponsors have begun discussing with their auditors how FASB Statement no. 157 will impact financial statements and benefit plans, according to the 2008 Plan Sponsor Retirement study by Grant Thornton in conjunction with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and Plan Sponsor Advisors LLC.

Source: Grant Thornton LLP, .


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.